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Sports Report 2 - 2019/20


The girls have had an amazing couple of weeks of football with the Year 7/8 team taking part in the U13s EFL Cup on Wednesday 13 November and the Year 9s in the Bury Schools Competition on Thursday 14 November and a 5-a-side competition on Wednesday 20 November.

The Year 7/8 team played 3 teams in their group with the group winner going into a final against the winner of the other group.  The first match saw Olivia score the only goal in a 1-0 win.  Second game against Parrenthorn resulted in a 3-0 win with goals coming from Mille and Ella (2), one of which was a penalty.  Third game against Elton (Team 2) and a win would see us secure the group.  The girls didn’t disappoint and goals from Eryn and Olivia saw us win 2-0.  The winner of the other group was Elton (Team 1).  The girls entered in to the final full of confidence and determined to keep their unbeaten record.  The game was end to end for a while.  Bury CE High School then started to take control and Ella secured the 1-0 win with a fabulous goal.  The team: Josephine, Maisie, Eryn, Ella, Emily from Year 7 and Olivia, Amelia, Ellie, Millie, Freya, Leah and Matilda from Year 8.  Bury CE High School will now go on to take a team to the Area Final in Huddersfield where they will play other teams from the North West who won their early round.

The Year 9 team of Gracie, Olivia, Issy, Kate, Ally, Emily and Malorie ventured to a very cold and windy Woodhey High School for their competition.  Warm up was key and necessary on this occasion although it was difficult to remain warm!  The girls played against Elton, Bury Grammar School, Derby High School, Hazelwood Academy, Woodhey and St Monica’s resulting in two wins and 4 0-0 draws.  The wind caused us a few problems when trying to hit the target in a short space of time.  The girls played some exceptional football in parts and gave a good account of themselves.  Overall the girls finished in 3rd position.

It has to be said that the girls football over these two days has been very impressive; to play 10 games, with no loses and not a goal conceded demonstrates how well the girls have been playing.

Wednesday 20 November saw the Year 9 team of Gracie, Olivia, Leila, Issy, Kate, Ally and Emily head up to Unsworth Academy for an indoor 5-a-side competition against the hosts and The Derby High School.  An unfamiliar format of football for the girls, but nevertheless they love the challenge and quickly adapted to the pace and surroundings.  The first game was a very tight affair between Bury CE High School and Unsworth resulting in a 3-2 loss with goals coming from Issy and Gracie.  The next game was between Bury CE High School and the Derby, the girls did exceptionally well winning 3-1 with goals from Issy, Leila and Gracie.  The last game was between Unsworth and the Derby with Unsworth needing a win to secure victory.  It wasn’t to be as a determined Derby ran out 4-2 winners.  This left the competition as a draw, it went to goal difference and it was still a draw.  After consultation with all the players it was voted to have a penalty shoot out to decide an overall winner.  The tension began to rise along with the laughs between the teams as the shoot out started.  All teams took their 5 penalties and could you believe it, Unsworth and Bury CE High School still remained a draw with 1 goal each.  It was agreed that’s where it would end.

Congratulations to Olivia who was voted the overall girl of the competition for her exceptional goalkeeping during the penalty shoot out, saving all 5 of Derby’s penalties and scoring the only Bury CE penalty.

It was an excellent competition, a lot of the girls know each other and even those who didn’t soon started cheering and encouraging each other as they played  The competitive edge wasn’t taken away, it was always there, but made better by the camaraderie and jovial spirit.  The girls attitude and team spirit is outstanding and they are a pleasure to be with.

Year 7 Boys Rugby

Well done to the Year 7 Boys who played in a Rugby competition at Bury Rugby Club on Tuesday 8 October and Tuesday 15 October. On Tuesday 8 October Bury CE High School had 23 players turn up to play. We were able to field two teams to play Bury Grammar and Woodhey. All the lads who played were excellent and it was great to see some students representing school who have never played competitive Rugby before. Players of the match were Reuben and Evan.

After School Rugby Club

The after school Rugby Club has been excellent this half term. Glyn Smith from Bury Rugby Club has been working with our students and we are lucky to have had access to this expert coaching. All the students who have attended this club have shown fantastic and attitudes. Students have also turned up each week even when the weather has been shocking and this demonstrates great resilience. Well done to everyone who has attended the after school Rugby Club. This club has also provided a pathway to local Rugby clubs for our students.

Rugby Team

Year 10 Basketball Competition at Philips

Bury CE High School played in the Year 10 Central Venue League against 3 other local schools.  The students who played from Bury CE High School were all Year 9 students and it was a great opportunity for them to test their skills against students from the year above.

Bury CE High School played Prestwich in a really entertaining game and drew 12-12.  Bury CE High School then beat Tottington 29-2 but then lost to Turton 8-6 in a really close game.

All the students from Bury CE High School were excellent and player of the match was Adam W in Year 9.

Year 7 Central Venue Boys Football Results

Bury CE High School beat Derby 3-0.  Bury CE High School lost to Woodhey 2-0.  Player of the competition was Precious

Year 8 Central Venue Boys Football Results

Bury CE High School beat Derby 1-0.  Bury CE High School lost to Woodhey 2-1. Bury CE High School drew 1-1 with Tottington.  Player of the competition from Bury Church was Theo.

Year 8 Boys Football v Audenshaw in the Greater Manchester Cup

Well done to the Year 8 Boys Football team and Mr MacMahon who beat a strong team from Audenshaw in the Under 13’s Manchester Cup.  The team has now progress to the quarter-finals of this competition.  Scorers for Bury CE High School were Theo with a penalty and Roman with the winner.  Player of the match from Bury CE High School was Zak.

Girls Netball

Year 10 lost 7-6 to Parrenthorn.  Player of the match was Abigail.

Year 9 lost 7-4 to Parrenthorn.  Player of the match was Molly.

Year 8 beat Unsworth Academy 28-5.  Player of the match was Billie-Rose.

Year 7 lost 8-1 to Unsworth Academy.  Player of the match was Maisie.

Well done to the students who played.

PE ‘Stars of the Week’

Each week the PE Department awards the ‘Stars of the Week’ and the successful students are shown below:

Friday 11/10/19 Abigail in Year 10 for excelling at Netball and getting on the Greater Manchester Netball team. Jake in Year 8 for a player of the match performance in a 7-0 victory for Year 8 v Chorlton High School.
Friday 18/10/19 Emily in Year 9 for a fantastic attitude to learning and excellent commitment to extra-curricular PE. Niall in Year 9 for a fantastic individual performance in the Year 9 Football team v Bury Grammar.
Friday 1/11/19 Georgia in Year 10 who has recently won a number of medals at Kick Boxing and is also competing the World Championships for this sport. Isaac S in Year 9 who has demonstrated a fantastic attitude to extra-curricular PE.
Friday 8/11/19 Olivia M and Amelia M in Year 8 for a brilliant commitment to extra-curricular PE and demonstrating superb attitudes in sport. George P and Adam R in Year 9 for attending GCSE PE revision sessions this week at lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Also for demonstrating a really positive examples to others in PE and sport.
Friday 15/11/19 Clare P in Year 8 for working hard of the time in PE and also for commitment to learning.   Ben A in Year 11 for an excellent attitude to learning in GCSE PE.  
Friday 22/11/19 Hannah S in Year 9 for coming in the top 10 at the Bury School Cross-Country Championships. Noah C in Year 9 for coming in the top 10 at the Bury School Cross-Country Championships.
Friday 29/11/19 Molly P in Year 9 who is working really hard in GCSE PE and achieved a ‘Grade 9’ on her recent GCSE PE theory mock exam. Harrison M in Year 7 who is excelling at open water diving outside of school.  He is also working really well in PE in school.

Orienteering Success

The British Schools Orienteering Championships took place in Heaton Park on Saturday 12 October.  A team of girls from Year 7 and Year 8  from Bury CE High School made the rostrum in 3rd place in the ‘Lower Secondary School Girls Category’.  The girls were presented with Bronze medals and a team trophy.  Well done to Mr Gray and everyone from Bury CE High School who took part and represented school.

Year 7 – Erin & Tia, Olivia & Rhianna, Zamina & Bella, Ruby & Brooke

Year 8 – Brogan, Jessica & Eloise

Bury Schools Cross-Country Championships

Well done to the students from Bury CE High School who attended the annual Bury Schools Cross-Country at Heaton Park on Thursday 21 November.  All the students who attended from Bury CE High School were excellent.  All the students from Bury CE High School worked really hard in difficult and cold conditions.

A special mention must go to Noah in Year 9 and Hannah S in Year 9 who came in the top 10 in their races and Malachi in Year 10 who came in the top 16 in his race.  All three students will now go on to represent Bury in the Greater Manchester Cross-Country Championships.  

The overall results were as follows:

Year 7 Boys: 10th Overall in Bury

Year 7 Girls: 7th Overall in Bury 

Year 8/9 Boys: 3rd Overall in Bury 

Year 8/9 Girls: 10th Overall in Bury

Year 10/11 Boys: 8th Overall in Bury 

Year 10/11 Girls: 7th Overall in Bury

Sporting Excellence

Well done to the following students who have shown ‘Sporting Excellence’ during this half term:

Georgia S in Year 9 is excelling at Kick Boxing. Georgia recently attended the World Championships in the USA. Georgia narrowly missed out on medals, her fight with an American went to 8-8 after time. This then went to sudden death with the next point winning and unfortunately the American scored. The England coaches picked Georgia to fight in the girls team event later in the week, the girls did very well however Canada knocked them out. Georgia had an amazing experience overall and also visited Niagara Falls in Canada.

Ellie D in Year 9 is excelling at Swimming.  Ellie has recently achieved the following at the Bolton November Sprint Meet at the Jason Kenny Centre.

50 freestyle – Gold Medal & 16 year old Regional time – 29.42 PB

100 freestyle – Gold Medal & County time – 1:05.94 PB

50 back stroke – Silver Medal & County time – 35.04 PB

100 back stroke – County time – 1:15.54 PB

50 fly – Silver Medal & County time – 33.92 PB

100 Individual Medley – Bronze medal – (didn’t PB but awarded medal)

50 breast stroke – 40.62 PB

Overall this swim year, Ellie has achieved 7 County times and a Regional time, which she will go forward and compete in at the Lancashire Championships in the first-half of 2020.

Harrison M in Year 7 is excelling at open water diving outside of school. Harrison is a ‘Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ (PADI) qualified open water diver. He has recently started his recuse diver course. He also helps less experienced divers set up their kit and do their pre-dive checks. He is a really experienced diver for someone of his age.

Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme (DPP)

Well done to all the students from Bury CE High School who were nominated for the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme or DPP. The DPP involves the best Rugby Union players from the Greater Manchester area so to even get nominated is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to Garrett and Will in Year 10 and Toby in Year 9 who made it through to the next stage of selection and training. The students were assessed on the following core areas: Creative Attackers, Defensive Warrior, Relentless Athlete, Best Team-mate


On Tuesday 19 November Miss Hulme took 20 girls to compete in the School Games Rugby Grapple Tournament in Manchester.    This was the first competitive game as a team for some of the U13s and they did tremendously well to come away with 2 out of 4 wins against some tough opponents.  A special mention to Amelia for being awarded ‘player of the tournament’.

The U15s with a little more experience under their belts performed spectacularly and held their own against some well established teams, a fantastic 3 out of 4 wins for them.  A special mention to Maddy for being awarded ‘player of the tournament’.

Well done to all the girls who took part, you did fantastic!


Bury CE High School vs Audenshaw in the Manchester Cup, Wednesday 20 November 2019.  Audenshaw had a dangerous chance but George saved a great powerful shot which stopped the team going 1-0 up.  They also skied a penalty.  They ended up scoring but Theo capitalised by scoring a penalty.  It was a tough game but Roman ended up scoring the winner.  Everyone worked hard and competed, off we go to the next round of the cup.  Team:  Alfie C, Theo, Alfie D, Roman, Kakrah, Pannin, Oliver C, Oliver W, Kyle, George, Charlie, Jake, Zak and Tyler.